Europa League team news: Liverpool, Man Utd, Spurs

Date published: Thursday 18th February 2016 10:25

Lucas Leiva: Could move on

Liverpool have received a boost ahead of their Europa League tie on Thursday, but Manchester United and Tottenham are missing key players.

Fiorentina v Tottenham, 6pm

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has not travelled to Florence – where Michel Vorm will deputise in his absence – after injuring his shoulder in Sunday’s win at Manchester City.

Twenty-year-old Luke McGee will be the second goalkeeper on the trip, while Clinton Njie and Jan Vertonghen (both knee) have also stayed behind in London.

Provisional squad: Vorm, McGee, Walker, Rose, Trippier, Davies, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Dembele, Dier, Alli, Mason, Carroll, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Onomah, Chadli, Lamela, Son, Kane.

Hugo Lloris

FC Midtjylland v Manchester United, 6pm

Wayne Rooney has joined Manchester United’s lengthy injury list with a knee problem it is understood will sideline him for around six weeks.

The number of senior United players unavailable currently stands at 12, with Rooney, Marouane Fellaini (muscle injury) and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (illness) having become part of that group since Saturday’s loss to Sunderland, in which Matteo Darmian was added with a dislocated shoulder.

Louis van Gaal has called up several young, inexperienced players for the last-32 first leg in Herning, Denmark, including Donald Love, Regan Poole, Joe Riley, James Weir and Will Keane.

Squad: De Gea, Romero, Love, McNair, Smalling, Blind, Poole, Riley, Carrick, Herrera, Schneiderlin, Lingard, Pereira, Weir, Mata, Memphis, Martial, Keane.

Wayne Rooney

Augsburg v Liverpool, 8pm

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is fit again after a minor hamstring problem and has been included in the squad which travelled to Augsburg.

Kevin Stewart is out after damaging ankle ligaments in training on Monday, however, while Adam Lallana has not yet recovered from a calf problem.

Defender Dejan Lovren is not with the squad after flying home to Croatia because of a family illness.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Henderson, Milner, Coutinho, Sturridge, Firmino, Ward, Caulker, Flanagan, Lucas, Brannagan, Ibe, Teixeira, Benteke, Origi.

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